Connections with other people, and even yourself, can define a meaningful life.  I guess it’s because all of us want to be accepted on some level…or maybe it’s because a certain magic can happen when you have a moment of understanding with another human being.  Sharing moments of happiness can make an experience that much better.  When I think about all of the people in my life, I love very specific things about each one of them – and all the reasons are very different.  It’s so interesting to watch another person’s path unfold, and it is tremendously bonding to know that everyone faces similar life challenges and joys.  Our bodies are made of the same things and we all come in to this world and leave it the same way.  But each person’s journey is drastically different and unique.  Some people’s paths will compliment your own, and those are the ones you end up having a deeper connection with.  Those connections can turn into friendships, intimate relationships, or professional partnerships.  Each one of them has a priceless value and impact on your own life for however long they are in it.  I am very grateful for the people in my life right now.

I can be guilty of trying to rush things when I get excited or inspired.  When I realize I want to do something it just can’t happen fast enough.  It’s always a great exercise for me to practice patience and to let things naturally take their own course.  I read a quote the other day that I really liked… it said that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.  If that’s not true I don’t know what is.  But on the other hand, getting what you want can be an amazing rush…especially if you worked really hard for it.  There are so many wonderful surprises along the way if we are open to them.  While I can get tunnel vision on a goal or a desire, I can also be very flexible when I’m taken off course.  Some of the best things have happened to me when I least expected it.  In fact, those have been some of the happiest times of my life.

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